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July 2018

Austria to Austin Entrepreneur Welcome Reception

Join the World Affairs Council of Austin, the Office of Science and Technology Austria, and participants of 3 Day Startup’s Austria to Austin program, as they elaborate on their startups and how they hope to become innovation bridges between the U.S.A. and Austria! Expect: – young internationally minded Austrian entrepreneurs; – elevator pitches from industry experts; – delicious Austrian food and drink! REGISTER HERE During their time in Austin, the student entrepreneurs will gain exposure to one of the most…

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August 2018

Doing Business in Japan

$5 - $10

Experience Japan at the Oita Japan Festival!   You won’t want to miss the “Doing Business in Japan” seminar (from 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm and if you miss the first one, it will be repeated from 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm) during the Festival (which runs from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm).  Texas exported over $6 billion in goods and services to Japan.  Japan is also a top five export market for central Texas companies.  Be sure to attend this…

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Stop Fakes IPR Protection Conference


American companies lose over $600 billion annually due to theft of intellectual property.  If you want to learn more about how to protect against piracy of technology and theft of trade secrets, join the World Affairs Council of Austin’s Center for Global Trade, along with experts and attorneys from the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offer this one-day seminar on how companies and individuals can protect and enforce intellectual property…

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September 2018

Trump-Putin, US-Russia and World Order

The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to host Sharyl Cross, PhD, Director of the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University and Global Policy Scholar at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Cross will provide an overview of US-Russia relations and the impact on geopolitics. Agenda 6:00 PM Registration and networking 6:15 PM Speaker Presentation followed by Q&A 7:15 PM  Additional networking 7:30 PM Event Concludes   Sharyl N. Cross, PhD, was…

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Annual Fiesta de El Grito de Independencia

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, the Fiesta de Independencia Foundation,  the City of Austin, Univision, the State Preservation Board, and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Austin’s annual Fiesta de El Grito de Independencia is a musical celebration and historical re-enactment of Mexico’s call for independence from Spain.  The event takes place each year on the South Steps of the State Capitol. The Fiesta de El Grito was relocated to the grounds of the State Capitol and taken…

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  • 17th September 2018 - Monday
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Briefing by Michael McCaul, Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security

The World Affairs Council of Austin, in partnership with the Eleanor Crook Foundation, is pleased to provide members with a special off-the-record briefing on foreign policy and security by the Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Michael McCaul. World Affairs Council of Austin members have received email invitations along with information on how to RSVP for this exclusive, invitation-only event in your September WACA newsletter.     Eleanor Crook Foundation The Eleanor Crook Foundation is an Austin-based…

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World Affairs Trivia Night


The World Affairs Council of Austin’s annual event for global affairs-minded people like you! Join us for the Fourth Edition of World Affairs Trivia Night for adults. Have fun and show off your skills in geography, current events, global affairs, world leaders and international culture. Compete against your friends and colleagues in 8 rounds of international themed trivia! Teams of 2 – 5 people can register for $20 per team.  Teams will have the opportunity to win prizes from local…

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  • 26th September 2018 - Wednesday
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Japan – Texas BizMatch Launch

The World Affairs Council of Austin’s Center for Global Trade has established a partnership with J-GoodTech, a division of Japan’s Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation (SMRJ).  The partnership is specially tailored to connect Texan companies to potential customers and partners in Japan.  J-GoodTech is comprised of approximately 8,100 qualified Japanese SME members. This business matchmaking launch event will include representatives of at least 20 Japanese companies seeking Texan partners. Throughout the summer of 2018, the Center…

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October 2018

Third Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit

The World Affairs Council of Austin will present the Texas-Latin America Business Summit on Thursday, October 4th.  The Summit brings trade promotion experts and business decision-makers together for panels and meetings.  The event is a unique face-to-face opportunity for Austin corporate representatives to make connections and learn about current inbound and outbound business opportunities with Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, Guatemala, and other nations. Over the last decade, the region experienced a deep economic and social transformation, which lifted millions out of poverty…

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Egypt: The Arab Spring and Beyond

  The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to host Roy E. Casagranda, PhD and Professor of Government at Austin Community College for a discussion on Egypt: The Arab Spring and Beyond. This presentation will address four questions: What are the causes that led to the Arab Spring? What is at stake? What is the legacy of the Arab Spring? And where does the world go from here? Agenda 6:00 PM Registration and networking 6:15 PM Speaker Presentation followed…

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